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North Carolina : What you need to know

Living in North Carolina puts you in prime adventure territory. Residents here enjoy 300 miles of pristine beaches and some of the country’s most beautiful old-growth hardwood forests and mountain tops. Asheville, Greensboro and Charlotte are among the best places to live in North Carolina, a state experiencing continual economic growth. Home to Pinehurst, one of the country’s most beloved golf courses, Seagrove, the handmade-pottery capital of the U.S., and Biltmore, America’s largest home, North Carolina has a strong tourism industry.

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North Carolina Profile

Quick Facts

Population 9,845,333
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $46,868
Median Home Price $154,900
Median Property Tax $1,248
Median Rent $65

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Race

  Ethnicity White 69.5%
  Ethnicity Black 21.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.5%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 8.8%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.2%
  Ethnicity Other 3%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95%
  Unemployed 5%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 18.4%
  Associate's Degree 9%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 9.9%
  High School Graduate 26.7%
  Some College, No Degree 21.8%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 28.4%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 85.8%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.4%
Construction 6.7%
Manufacturing 12.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.7%
Retail Trade 11.8%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.3%
Information 1.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.3%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 10.3%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.4%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.9%
Public Administration 4.5%

Housing

  Homes Rent 65.1%
  Homes Owned 34.9%

North Carolina Rankings

Best places to Live in North Carolina

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Aberdeen 6,914 $177,200 $46,932
Advance 951 $240,500 $53,750
Ahoskie 4,976 $96,300 $25,024
Alamance 871 $264,900 $77,885
Albemarle 15,969 $118,000 $32,606
Alliance 696 $140,900 $40,982
Altamahaw 465 $202,400 $85,208
Andrews 2,050 $56,000 $22,941
Angier 4,855 $147,100 $43,010
Ansonville 720 $63,000 $29,583
Apex 42,220 $269,600 $90,654
Aquadale 298 $110,200 $0
Arapahoe 498 $131,300 $47,321
Archdale 11,396 $133,500 $50,420
Archer Lodge 4,521 $148,300 $63,026
Asheboro 25,897 $109,900 $32,819
Asheville 86,789 $199,800 $43,334
Ashley Heights 394 $121,900 $35,000
Askewville 231 $84,400 $41,250
Atkinson 378 $93,700 $38,750